The Aconcagua team are now all back down to base camp safely after standing on the summit of the highest point in South America. Here’s expedition leader Garrett Madison with today’s expedition dispatch:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Aconcagua team dispatch. Today’s Friday, February 11th.
Today we descended from Camp 3 (5989m/19,650ft) on Aconcagua down to base camp (4367m/14,327ft). We had a nice day. Got down in the early afternoon, set up camp, took some showers, had a nice barbeque lunch, and a celebration dinner this evening. Everyone’s doing great, we’re happy to be down here in base camp after our summit day yesterday where everyone made it to the top and had great views from the summit.
We’ve heading out tomorrow, hiking back to the Horcones trailhead and then driving to Mendoza.
All’s well here in Argentina. We’ll check in soon.
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our guide’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions